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Old 02-01-2012, 04:18 PM   #11
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Hi look on the bright side? It will give you time to plan and have a look around to see what you like the look off? Good luck
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:35 AM   #12
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Oh yeah found them a home, now on to making this tank. I must say it is going to be bad [moderator edit]
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:16 PM   #13
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I never had a fresh tank but I'm pretty sure cycling a saltwater tank much different than fresh. Usually takes about month or so to cycle your saltwater till ammonia 0 and nitrites 0. Get water, all rocks, pumps in then start cycle. Need to add ammonia source to kick start cycle.
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Ok as for waiting a year to get a bta I defiantly didn't do that I only waited 4 months and I only have 1 24" t8 50\50 bulb and its doing great. I feed it mysis once every 3 days and to top it all off my 2 occ clowns hosted it with in a week of it being in my tank. As soon as it found its spot in the tank the clowns knew what to do. Mine is a green bta if that makes any difference. I know I need to upgrade the lighting annd that will be soon. But for now it works. So don't give up hope. You can have a nem as soon as the water is good for a few months. My amonia and trites never went above 0 and trates never above 10 after the cycle. Just take it good and slow.
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And don't get a damsel they will attack everything. I had to take mine oout because it was harassing my mated pair of occ clowns
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:48 PM   #16
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And don't get a damsel they will attack everything. I had to take mine oout because it was harassing my mated pair of occ clowns
+1. Damsels are bullies.
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Moved to SW getting started forum. As far as what is needed read this link.

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Old 02-09-2012, 10:28 PM   #18
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So I have my tank up and going and need to know how much ammonia to add to it? It has been running for about a week now.
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So.. Where are the live and/or base rocks? That's the route you wanted to take, correct?

What will you carry over from your previous FW setup?

Tell us everything about your tank and what you're trying to accomplish with it.

Btw, read other people's SW tank build to learn more.
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It will be just LR for a year until the water has stabilized, I don't plan on really carrying over anything from my other tank. I want a coral reef tank. Maybe a few fish but mainly corals.
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